On My Bookshelf: Must-Have Books for Spring 2017

book veranda entertaining

{Veranda Entertaining by Clinton Smith}

I am legitimately addicted to books. There will come a day when I will run out of room for them and I guess that will mean that I will need to think about buying a bigger house! I am half kidding, but I have always been fascinated by beautiful books. One of my favorite memories from my childhood is of my mom taking me to the public library every couple of weeks. I would peruse the shelves and fill up my big canvas bag with books upon books to devour at home. When I was growing up, I knew that as an adult, I would be happy if I had two simple things: a house filled with books and the ability to travel often. I am grateful to say that I have both.

The thing about addictions is that you always want more, so I am always thinking about the next place to visit, and I am constantly ordering books online. This spring promises to be quite fruitful in terms of inspiring new books in the design, fashion, and entertaining categories. I have been enjoying several, wonderful new titles including Veranda Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith’s second book, Veranda Entertaining which is filled with exquisite images and useful ideas. Interior designer Meg Braff’s first book, The Decorated Home is a cheerful ode to vibrant interiors with plenty of color and pattern. Meanwhile, P.Gaye Tapp’s How They Decorated is a fascinating look at the homes of some of the most stylish and inspiring women in history. I’ve also begun ordering several of the titles on this list and am excited to have so many great, new books to read this season!

Book Meg Braff

{The Decorated Home by Meg Braff}

Book P Gaye Tapp

{How the Decorated by P. Gaye Tapp}

Book art of elegance

{The Art of Elegance by Marshall Watson}
Book Seaside House

{The Seaside House: Living on the Water by Douglas Friedman}

book surf shack

{Surf Shack: Laid-Back Living by the Water by Nina Freudenberger with Photography by my Friend Brittany Abridge}

Book House of Style

{House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth by Laura Burlington and Hamish Bowles}

Book Classic Style

{Classic Style by Kate Schelter}

Book Margiela

{Margiela: The Hermes Years will run in conjunction with the synonymous exhibition at the Mode Museum in Antwerp}

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